Wednesday, 19 Jan, 2022

Health

India records 1,68,063 Covid cases, 277 deaths in 24 hrs

India recorded 1,68,063 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,58,75,790 which includes 4,461 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The active cases rose to 8,21,446, the highest in 208 days,

US man gets pig heart in world-first transplant

A US man has become the first person in the world to get a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig. David Bennett, 57, is doing well three days after the experimental seven-hour procedure in Baltimore, doctors say. The transplant was considered the last hope of saving Mr

Bangladesh sees 2231 Covid cases, 3 deaths in 24-hr

Bangladesh on Monday (Jan 10) reported three deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,105. Besides, 2231 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to

Bangladesh sees 1491 Covid cases, 3 deaths in 24-hr

Bangladesh on Sunday (Jan 09) reported three deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,102. Besides, 1491 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to

1,59,632 new Covid cases in India, positivity 10.21%

India saw a single-day rise of 1,59,632 new coronavirus cases, raising the tally to 3,55,28,004 crore, which included 3,623 cases of Omicron variant reported across 27 states and union territories. Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India: The active cases comprise 1.66

Bangladesh sees 1116 Covid cases, one death in 24-hr

Bangladesh on Saturday (Jan 08) reported one death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,099. Besides, 1116 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,592,209.

Omicron spread due to mix of factors: WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that the spread of Omicron was down to a combination of factors including the make-up of the Covid-19 variant and increased social mixing. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's Covid-19 technical lead, said people therefore needed to think about

India records 1,41,986 Covid cases, 285 deaths in 24 hours

India reported 1,41,986 fresh COVID-19 cases, over 21 per cent higher than the previous day's cases.  As many as 285 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry. The country's daily positivity rate stands at 9.28 per cent

Bangladesh sees 1140 Covid cases, 7 deaths in 24-hr

Bangladesh on Thursday (Jan 06) reported seven deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,097. Besides, 1140 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to

India records first death with Omicron variety 

A 74-year-old man who died in the western state of Rajasthan was India's first death with the Omicron variant, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Officials said the man had been suffering from diabetes and other comorbid conditions. India has reported 2,630 Omicron cases so

Bangladesh sees 892 Covid cases, 3 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Wednesday (Jan 05) reported three deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,090. Besides, 892 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to

Omicron: Curfew in Delhi as India Covid cases surge

India is bracing for a third wave of coronavirus as its largest cities - the capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai - see a surge in cases. India reported 58,097 cases on Wednesday, a six-fold rise in a week that experts say is fuelled by the Omicron variant. Nearly a third of those

Bangladesh sees 775 Covid cases, 6 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Tuesday (Jan 04) reported six deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,087. Besides, 775 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,587,925.

India hits highest daily COVID cases since September

The highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been spreading rapidly in India, where daily infections are setting new records. Australia’s COVID-19 cases, meanwhile, reached a fresh pandemic high on Tuesday as hospital admissions surged. Nearly 300 million

Bangladesh sees 674 Covid cases, 4 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Monday (Jan 03) reported four deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,081. Besides, 674 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,587,140.

India records 1,700 Omicron cases; Covid cases up 22pc today

India recorded 33,750 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 22 per cent higher than yesterday, while 123 people died due to the virus in a day.  The number of cases of fast-spreading Omicron variant has risen to 1,700, with Maharashtra reporting the most number of infections.

Israel reports 1st "Florona" case; Covid, Influenza double infection

Israel recorded the first case of "florona" disease, a double infection of COVID-19 and influenza, said Arab News said on Thursday. "#Israel records first case of #florona disease, a double infection of #COVID19 and influenza," Arab News tweeted. Meanwhile,

Bangladesh sees 557 Covid cases, one death in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Sunday (Jan 02) reported one death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,077. Besides, 557 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,586,466.

West Bengal closes schools from Monday 

West Bengal on Sunday re-imposed certain Covid restrictions - closing of schools and colleges, and capping attendance at private and government offices at 50 per cent - in the light of a worrying increase in daily cases, including those of the Omicron variant. A 10 pm - 5 am night

1,525 Omicron among 27,553 fresh Covid cases in India

About 1,525 people in India have contracted the Omicron variant since the first case was reported in late November, data from Health Ministry showed. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 460 cases. The country also reported a 21 per cent jump in new Covid cases as it